Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Announcement of the month!

Attention! Newsflash! Stop what you're doing and check this out. (Well. Okay, I don't really expect you to appreciate it the way we do, but still. An event of this magnitude must be chronicled.)

My little girl who is 18 months old today officially walks.

Yes, you heard correctly. We have been waiting and waiting. And waiting. And cheering and clapping at the sign of anything that remotely resembled an unassisted step. But, alas she kept us waiting until this past week to really take off on her own. And as predicted, she hasn't stopped since. She almost runs already. Turns around, walks sideways, backwards, whatever the mood strikes. Why start walking before you can do it all, right?

She is enjoying herself so much. Loves when the other kids run with her and makes me feel like she is now a toddler and no longer the baby she's been up until this point. Her new found freedom makes her so happy and it's contagious. The other two are still exclaiming with amazement, "Mom! Hannah's walking!" Yes, we thought this was a feat that was worthy of some serious enthusiasm.

Okay, you can go back to whatever you were doing now. Just had to share.

It looks like a beautiful day to be outside. A day to put everything else aside and soak up the warm weather. Enjoy your day!


Anna said...

Elsa walked at 8 1/2 months, Oliver at 10. Early walking is not all it's cracked up to be, I hope you enjoyed the months of slightly slower movement;) Maybe one day I'll have a late walker!

Way to go Hannah, now you can create mischief all the more!

Megan Lorraine said...

yeah Hannah! Jenna and Travis were both late walkers too. Don't know if you remember. Jenna was 16 months and Travis 16 and a half months give or take. :) Enjoy keeping up with her new found freedom!

Amy L said...

Just goes to show how different babies are - Erik has been up and walking for ~6mos already! Visited with your mom & dad last friday night, and she was amazed that they shared a birthday.

Mary B. said...

yay! Good job Hannah!

Cami said...

How nice to not have to carry her everywhere! My Dominik walked late too, around 14 or 15 months...kind of nice that way because once they do get going they are much more steady on their feet! not so many falls and accidents.